Our highly experienced team of food and farming finance lawyers advises both banks and borrowers on different finance elements, ranging from security over agricultural assets to guidance for distressed businesses. Our team also offers counsel on cross-border finance transactions in the food and farming sector.
We advise clients of all sizes on a broad range of complex transactions. Our corporate finance transactional and advisory work ranges from mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital as well as shareholder and constitutional arrangements.
We work closely with other specialists within our firm advising clients in areas such as intellectual property, manufacturing and supply agreements, food contamination and product recall, employment and family business issues.
What gives our food and farming finance team the edge is a genuine understanding of how relationships work within the industry – the strengths and vulnerabilities at particular levels of the supply chain as well as the opportunities these might present.
We have published The Pink Book 2, Burges Salmon’s legal 'bible' for landowners and farmers. The book covers topics as diverse as buying, selling and developing farmland, estate planning, trusts and partnerships, planning and employment law and is free to download.
Areas of focus
Our expertise in food and farming finance includes the following:
- Equity and debt financing.
- Corporate reorganisation and governance.
- Structured financing relating to mergers and acquisitions activity in the food and farming sector.
- Financing arrangements in the dairy industry.
- Asset financing of agricultural and food production assets.
- Invoice discounting facilities.
- Advising in connection with distressed businesses in the sector.